Uperoleia mjobergii (Andersson, 1916)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Uperoleia > Species: Uperoleia mjobergii

Pseudophryne mjöbergii Andersson, 1916, K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 52: 19. Syntypes: NHRM 1567 (2 specimens), by original designation; now renumbered NHRM 11567 (E. Ahlander, personal commun.). Type locality: "Noonkambah, Kimberley Division, N. W. [Western] Australia, 160 miles from the coast in temporary pools". Incorrect original spelling of the species name.

Glauertia mjöbergiParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 66. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Uperoleia mjobergiiLynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 99. Mandatory change. See comment.

English Names

Mjoberg Toadlet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Mjoberg's Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 337; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 154).

West Kimberley Toadlet (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 129).


Widely distributed on the Fitzroy River plains and surrounding area, Kimberley region, Western Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Tyler, Davies, and Watson, 1987, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 13: 549, redefined the species. Art. 32.5.2 (ICZN, 1999, Internatl. Code Zool. Nomencl., Ed. 4) restricts the exchange of ö for oe to German words; Mjöberg is Swedish. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 129. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 154–155. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 46, provided a polygon distribution map. 

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